|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives|
from the 142nd district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Steve Gaw|
|Succeeded by||Catherine Hanaway|
|Born||June 24, 1955|
|Profession||farmer and rancher|
He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1992—the first Democrat to represent Christian County, Missouri, since 1904 and the first Democrat to represent heavily Republican southwest Missouri since 1955.
He became Speaker pro tempore in 1997 and Speaker in 2001.
| Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
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